Surprise Easter Cupcakes

READY IN: 32mins
Recipe by Aunt Paula

The surprise is a chocolate egg baked inside the cupcake! Yum! These cupcakes are so pretty, especially when you ice them with pastel colors for Easter or Spring. I got this from an old Woman's World magazine.

Top Review by Chef Kelly Bug

These were so fun to make with my 7 year old! He did all of it himself and I iced them. I thought these were really good...just didn't care for the wafer texture at the bottom, but I ate around it easy enough...I will keep this recipe and make again for sure. UPDATE**** 1 week later and I am still eating on this cupcakes...still delicious, vanilla wafer softened up and can't tell a difference from the cake at this point. LOVE THEM!

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 (18 ounce) package yellow cake mix
  • 3 eggs
  • 13 cup oil, for the cake mix
  • 24 paper baking cups
  • 24 vanilla wafers
  • 24 small solid chocolate eggs, unwrapped
  • 2 (16 ounce) cans vanilla frosting (or your own)
  • food coloring
  • sugar crystals or candy sprinkles


  1. Preheat oven according to cake mix package.
  2. Line cupcake pans with cupcake liners.
  3. Place 1 vanilla wafer in bottom of each.
  4. Prepare cake mix according to box.
  5. Fill cups halfway with batter.
  6. Place chocolate egg in center of each cup.
  7. Top with remaining batter.
  8. Bake 18 to 22 minutes or until golden.
  9. Cool, completely.
  10. Tint frosting with food coloring as desired.
  11. Frost cupcakes and decorate with sugar or sprinkles.

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